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With the invention of careful processing and preservation methods for iron alloys, steel has become the main material for shipbuilding as it provides a number of important advantages. This comparatively cheap material makes possible the creation of reliable and very practical yachts that can easily bear contact with the ground or objects on the water surface, can freeze in ice for wintering, have a long life cycle and are extremely repairable.

Steel structures are several times stiffer than aluminum, are much stronger than wood and fiberglass, and unafraid of fire. Large repairs are easier to handle on these yachts than on plastic ones. For example, a rusty sheet of steel can simply be replaced, making steel yachts almost eternal. However, it is worth noting that the steel hull loses its commercial appearance over time and needs to be painted every three years, whereas polishing is enough for plastic boats.

The flip side is the heavy weight of steel vessels. This material is rarely used for building fast yachts. The vast majority of steel pleasure yachts are efficient trawler-type, slow-moving vessels with displacement hulls and low power requirement. They are most popular in Germany and the Netherlands, where the main steel yacht builders are concentrated today.